This Video Of A Chopper Rescue In The US Will Remind You Of That Famous Simpsons Scene

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Rudi Edsall

5 June 2019

Rudi Edsall

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Footage of a 74-year-old woman being rescued from a mountain in Phoenix, Arizona has gone viral because, well, watch:

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The wild, spinning ride brought to mind a famous Simpsons scene involving a medical helicopter:

 

Firefighters said the woman was nauseous and dizzy but otherwise wasn’t affected by the rescue.

Cops also said that a line attached to the hoist normally keeps the basket from spinning, but in this instance it didn’t.

"Sometimes if we’re in a canyon, it’s a strong windy day, it will spin on us," chief pilot Paul Apolinar, saying that the department had seen it only twice.

"It’s not something that happens very often, but sometimes it just does. And when it does, we’re trained to take care of it."

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